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Unread 08-14-2008, 04:42 PM
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Your Closest Archery Big Game Kill

My first elk was a cow at 9 yards...
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    Unread 08-14-2008, 05:54 PM
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    Re: Your Closest Archery Big Game Kill

    I don't know if it's the closest shot made with a bow but It was very very close.

    I was standing with my back to a big aspen looking down into a bottom
    and heard something comming from behind, so not wanting to show myself
    I stayed still and waited.

    A few minutes later I heard and smelled an Elk coming to my position and
    waited to see him .

    Well I really got to see "Her" it was a big cow and she came right by me
    and stopped ,I could see the veins in her neck pulsing.

    She looked away and I drew the bow as i came up with it, and as soon as
    the broadhead was centered behind the shoulder I released.( no need to aim).

    Then a strange thing happened the bow flew out of my hand and went
    past my right side hitting the ground 3 to 4 feet behind me.

    I though my bow had broken but was to busy watching the ELk run to
    worry about The bow.

    The cow fell less than a 100 yrds and then I started trying to figure out
    what happened to my bow.

    The bow was fine so I must have not been holding on very hard. then after
    looking at where I was standing and where the big cow was when I shot
    with the bow at full draw I only had 10" to 15" inches between her and my
    broadhead at full draw.

    So when I released, the arrow struck her before it was clear of the bow causing
    it to push back and come out of my hand.

    I have only had one other close encounter with a deer and did not shoot but it
    was very exciting to be that close to a wild animal an not be detected.Thats
    the way a sniper must feel when he moves on someone that doesent know
    he's anywhere near.

    Any way, thats the closest shot I ever made.

    J E CUSTOM
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    Re: Your Closest Archery Big Game Kill

    Mine was a whitetail at the base of my treestand. so if you figure I was 20 feet up I guess that is how far it was. I helped do a deer drive where a friend shot a nice 157" mule deer buck at 5 feet as it ran by him. It was pretty cool.

    This is a good thread btw. I think the best thing about bowhunting is seing how close you can get to your prey. I always thought it would be awesome to make a video where hunters try to get super close to wild animals. The ultimate goal would be to actually touch them with your bare hands.

    Joel
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    Re: Your Closest Archery Big Game Kill

    I would ay about 25 feet on this one.
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    Re: Your Closest Archery Big Game Kill

    10/15/94
    P&Y black bear--12yds
    He made 40 yds double lunged, seen him pile up.
    Phil
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    Re: Your Closest Archery Big Game Kill

    5 yards a whitailed doe. Joe I actually did call in a coyote and smack it on the rear once. It may sound unbeliveable but it is true. It was a coyote pup about 15 lbs. I wont do it again I got bit on the hand. The yote ran in a straight line away from me and I had time to lay down behind the rifle I was using but I couldent shoot because I was laughing to hard.
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    Re: Your Closest Archery Big Game Kill

    JE,
    That was a sweet story. My closest shot was my first elk. 6pt, screamin'. I could feel his bugle echo through me. He was 10-12 feet. Talk about a grin!
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